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Microsoft to end ‘Internet Explorer’ branding in Windows 10

Microsoft to end ‘Internet Explorer’ branding in Windows 10

Internet Explorer is dead. Microsoft’s legacy browser is soon to be relegated to the trash heap, at least in name. At Microsoft’s Convergence conference yesterday, marketing boss Chris Capossela said the company was working on a new brand identity for their browser initiatives. Currently known as Spartan (which we like), Microsoft has seemingly yet to finalize the name of their new explorer of the Internet. As previously noted at their press event, the new browser will be available in Windows 10.

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Internet Explorer 10 claimed to be “most energy efficient” web browser

Internet Explorer 10 claimed to be “most energy efficient” web browser

Microsoft loves talking about its Internet Explorer 10 web browser, but who can blame them? This time around, however, the company was proud to proclaim that the new browser is the most energy efficient browser out of the bunch, according to the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Fraunhofer USA.

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Internet Explorer 10 gaining ground after releasing on Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 gaining ground after releasing on Windows 7

Ever since officially releasing on Windows 7 back in February, Internet Explorer 10 has been slowly chipping away at previous versions of Microsoft's web browser. Internet Explorer 10 gained 1.35 percentage points in March, thanks to the release of the browser on Windows 7 in late February. IE10 is now at 2.93% market share out of all web browsers, with IE collectively bringing in almost 56% of the market share.

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Microsoft fined $731m for EU violation

Microsoft fined $731m for EU violation

The European Union has decided to impose a 561 million euro (a little over $731 million) fine on Microsoft for violating one of its rulings. The announcement was made today by Joaquin Alumnia, the EU's Competition Commissioner. The EU asked Microsoft back in 2009 to allow users to choose which web browsers they wanted to install on their machine. The choices would appear in a "Browser Choice Screen pop-up" when they first start up their PC.

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Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 now available

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 now available

Back in October last year, we heard for the first time that Internet Explorer 10 would be making its way to Windows 7, and right on schedule the release preview became available to users in mid-November. Finally, though, Microsoft has quietly rolled out the final version of Internet Explorer 10 to Windows 7 users today.

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Microsoft takes on trolls with new Internet Explorer advertisement

Microsoft takes on trolls with new Internet Explorer advertisement

In a new advertisement focused on Internet Explorer, Microsoft addresses the elephant in the room, which is that the company's web browser hasn't been up to snuff in recent years, but Microsoft is slowly changing that by introducing new features that appeal to those who use competitors like Firefox or Chrome. Specifically, the add features a persistant internet troll who bashes Internet Explorer, but eventually comes around to accept that it's getting better.

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Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 now available

Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 now available

We knew last month that Microsoft was going to be bringing Internet Explorer 10 over to Windows 7. The company has kept up on its promise and now has the release preview of IE10 available now for download for Windows 7 users. Beside new touch controls, IE10 promises faster loading times for web pages and improved security.

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Yahoo! refuses to recognize Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track

Yahoo! refuses to recognize Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track

Back in 2009, Microsoft announced support for Do Not Track in Internet Explorer 9. Soon after, DNT support was added by Mozilla, Apple, and Opera to each company's respective browser. With Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft has DNT enabled by default. Yahoo! doesn't like this move, and released a statement that it will ignore the browser's DNT signal.

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Microsoft says goodbye to Internet Explorer 6

Microsoft says goodbye to Internet Explorer 6

Microsoft today celebrated the demise of its decade-old Internet Explorer 6 web browser. According to the latest data from Net Applications, IE6 usage has officially dropped to below 1 percent in the US, following Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway. Usage is also dropping near 1 percent in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ukraine, Portugal, and the Phillippines.

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Dear Readers: why do you still use Internet Explorer?

Dear Readers: why do you still use Internet Explorer?

This week we've learned two very important facts regarding the most infamous web browser of all, Internet Explorer: first that Microsoft intends to auto-update all of their older versions for users to the newest IE version 9, and second that Google Chrome 15 is now the most popular web browser version in the world. Though when you add up all the users using ANY version of Internet Explorer, you find that it still dominates this planet by a long shot, it's still rather interesting that any one browser has taken the lead over the ultra-dominant browser made so fantastically giant by its pre-installed status on Windows-toting machines worldwide. So what's your excuse?

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Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 4 released

Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 4 released

Microsoft has released its fourth platform preview for Internet Explorer 10, making it available today to those with a developer preview of Windows 8. IE10 integrates Microsoft's new Metro UI while maintaining the option for the traditional desktop interface. This latest test build adds more HTML5 support.

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Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 gets detailed with platform preview 3

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 gets detailed with platform preview 3

Microsoft has released a platform preview 3 for its Internet Explorer 10, which will be the core browser for Windows 8. The build is available through the developer preview of Windows 8 and offers users two interface options. It features the new Metro UI experience but also supports the traditional Windows desktop interface.

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